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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wang Dang Doodle (Videos & Lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases four videos of the Blues song "Wang Dang Doodle". "Wang Dang Doodle's lyrics and comments aboout this song are also included in this post.

The content of this post is presented for inspirational and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owner.

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE SONG "WANG DANG DOODLE"
"Pitch a wang dang doodle" means "to throw [hold] a wild party."

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Dang_Doodle:
Wang Dang Doodle" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon for Howlin' Wolf at Chess Records in Chicago. It has been covered by many artists...

Dixon had written hundreds of songs for many different artists in the basic blues format at Chess. "Wang Dang Doodle" was written relatively late in his career and by this time Dixon's songwriting had evolved from standard rural blues to a much more sophisticated format. "Wang Dang Doodle", a party song, is an example of his later, much more urban, style with its massive, rolling, exciting beat.

(Song recorded in Chicago, Illinois June 1960 and released in January 1961)
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From http://www.willie-dixon.com/music/discography/wang-dang-doodle/ Comment written by Willie Dixon:
A "Wang Dang Doodle" is one hell of a party. It starts off with somebody spreading the word about what's happening. In Spanish, it would be a fiesta, in English, it would be a party. Either way it's a wang dang doodle. Just about everybody in the South had a nickname. You were given a nickname for doing something silly as a kid, or you got a nickname for doing something as you got older or something connected with your parents. Tell Automatic Slim, tell Razor-Toting Jim, tell Butcher Knife Toting Annie, tell Fast Talking Fannie. We're gonna have a ball down to the union hall. We're gonna romp and stomp till midnight. Fuss and fight till daylight. And pitch a wang dang doodle all night long. That means anything and everything could happen. It's a word of mouth thing. You tell Fats and Washboard Sam everybody gonna jam. Tell Shakey and Boxcar Joe there'll be sawdust on the floor. Tell Peg and Caroline Dine we're gonna have one hell of a time

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LYRICS: WANG DAND DOODLE
(Willie Dixon)

Tell automatic slim to tell Razor Toting Jim
To tell Butcher Knife Toting Annie
To tell Fast Talking Fanny
We gonna pitch a ball, down to that Union Hall
We gonna romp and trump till midnight
We gonna fuss and fight till daylight
We gonna pitch a Wang Dang Doodle all night long
All night long, all night long
All night long, all night long
We gonna pitch a Wang Dang Doodle all night long

Tell Cedar Crawling Red to tell Abersena Ned
To tell Old Pistol Pete to tell everybody he meet
Tonight we need no rest
We gonna really throw a mess
We gonna break down all the windows
We gonna kick down all the doors
We gonna pitch a Wang Dang Doodle all night long
All night long, all night long
All night long, all night long
We gonna pitch a Wang Dang Doodle all night long

Tell Fats and Washboard Sam, that everybody's gonna jam
Tell Shakey and Boxcar Joe
We got sawdust on the floor
Tell Peg and Caroline Dine
We gonna have a hell of a time
And when the fish scent fill the air
There'll be snuff juice everywhere
We gonna pitch a Wang Dang Doodle all night long
All night long, all night long
All night long, all night long
We gonna pitch a Wang Dang Doodle all night long

Reposted from http://www.willie-dixon.com/music/discography/wang-dang-doodle/

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FEATURED VIDEOS

Video #1:`Howlin' Wolf - Wang Dang Doodle



Uploaded by Steviervfan on Nov 26, 2009
Album cover photo by:
Sandy Guy Schoenfeld - howlingwolfphotos.com ; recorded in June 1960

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Video #2
Koko Taylor ft. Little Walter - Wang Dang Doodle



Uploaded by ladynea on Mar 27, 2007

Koko Taylor ft. Little Walter - Wang Dang Doodle (1967)
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From http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=oxCa16-nxtM
"I love this clip soo much.I'm compelled to list the reasons.1>Koko's voice is a force of nature to be reckoned with.2>She could pitch anyone's wang dang doodle all night long every day.3>It feels like such an innocent song although I'm always thinking naughty thoughts at the lyrics.4>[Bluesmen] Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee are there [at the video's 2 minute mark]and they too are legends.5>Little Walter plays a mean ass harp [harmonica] throughout.6>The key reason I love this clip 2:40 [guitarist]Hound dog goes from stone cold cool to dirty little smirk.LUVZIT!
-spekky8d, 2011 [with additional information added by this blog's editor]
From http://www.kokotaylor.com/blueswaxtribute.html
"Howlin' Wolf first recorded "Wang Dang Doodle," but it was Koko Taylor who made it a hit in 1966. With her upper body extending forward at a thirty-degree angle, her fist clutching the microphone, and her jaw opened wide, she turned writer Willie Dixon's vision of a Saturday-night union hall Blues jam on its ear"....

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Video #3: Koko Taylor ft;Little Walter,Willie Dixon;- Wang Dang Doodle,Studio Live-67 (1967)



Jan Ahlberg, Published on Nov 30, 2010

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Video #4: The Pointer Sisters: Wang Dang Doodle



Uploaded by SafariCreations on May 22, 2009

http://ThePointers.DazMan.com Willie Dixon's Blues stomper "Wang Dang Doodle" became the second hit for the Pointers Sister in 1974. On the original 1973 recording they are backed by the Hoodoo Rhythm Devils.
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"Wang Dang Doodle" song begins at 1:32. At the beginning of their performance The Pointer Sisters chant a version of the children's playground rhyme "Ladies And Gentlemen, Children Too".

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/05/ladies-and-gentlemen-children-too.html for information about and examples of that playground rhyme.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND THANKS
Thanks to Willie Dixon for composing and performing "Wang Dang Doodle". Thanks also to the other performers of this song. Thanks also to those whose transcriptions and comments are reposted in this post and thanks to the uploaders of these videos.

Finally, thank you for visiting pancocojams.

Viewer comments are welcome.

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